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June 05, 2005

More of the same...

In this article, Editor & Publisher reports on the recent sale of the St. Louis Post-Dispath to Lee Enterprises.

In Unusual Agreement, 'Post-Dispatch' Will Remain Liberal Under Lee

By Mark Fitzgerald

Published: May 13, 2005 3:10 PM ET

CHICAGO When Lee Enterprises Inc. agreed to purchase Pulitzer Inc. for $1.46 billion, it also agreed that the flagship St. Louis Post-Dispatch will keep its longstanding liberal editorial slant for at least the next five years, according to the purchase agreement mailed to Pulitzer shareholders Friday.

"For a period of at least five years following the Effective Time, Parent (Lee Enterprises) will cause the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to maintain its current name and editorial page platform statement and to maintain its news and editorial headquarters in the City of St. Louis, Missouri," the agreement states.

The sale was finalized Friday, June 3rd.

This reminds of a letter to the Editor I read in P-D a few years ago. The writer complained that the P-D "wouldn't endorse Jesus Christ if he ran as a Republican." That observation was probably as true as it was amusing. - JHC

Posted by joke du jour at June 5, 2005 07:25 AM

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